10/27/08 153 W, 1 I - + 13 - 11 Asheville Zombies

At a political rally last night at the Asheville Convention Center, AFD was staged and at the ready. Engine 9, operating one of the new Pierce Velocity pumpers, and Tac 1, a pick-up with a CAFS system, were staged below the facility on Rankin Avenue. A brush truck and a Buncombe EMS unit were behind the facility on Vanderbilt Place. And an ATV with a skid system was parked in the front  on Haywood Avenue. The police presence was robust-- Secret Service, too!-- and both supporters and protesters were there in droves. Plus a number of news vans. Around 8:00 p.m., the zombies started appearing. The festive force had relocated from the Montford neighborhood, where the annual Zombie Walk had happened a few hours earlier. The lurching, moaning mass added quite a bit of color to downtown Asheville on a Sunday night. Brains, brains... Click to enlarge:

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